Are we aware of different contributions that social sciences in general and ethnography in particular can bring towards product and service development? What are the experiences of doctors, mechanical engineers, lawyers, architects, consultants and other professionals when it comes to working with anthropologists? Does current higher education syst...
- February 12, 2019
- Alliander, anthropologists, energy, energy transition, Erasmus+, industry, Netherlands, PEOPLE project, training, value of social sciences, VU Amsterdam
Maud van Merrienboer, Junior Lecturer & Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU Amsterdam On 31 January, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offered a workshop to a group of professionals working for Alliander, the largest energy grid company in the Netherlands. In one afternoon, the industry professionals were offered a glimpse of what anthropolo...
- August 20, 2018
- CASE-STUDIES, NEWSLETTERS
- buildings, Charles University, Czech PEOPLE case study, energy, Erasmus+, industry, interventions, Knoweldge Alliances, PEOPLE project, people-centred approaches, social sciences, sociology, VUPS
In the Czech PEOPLE case study, researchers at Charles University in Prague and their industry partner VÚPS carried out a study on the efficiency of conservation interventions in administrative buildings. Theirs was one of the four PEOPLE case studies, conducted within the PEOPLE project’s 1st Learning Cycle. In our PEOPLE Learning Cycles we ...
- May 29, 2018
- case-studies, energy efficiency, Erasmus+, higher education, industry, newsletter, PEOPLE project, people-centred approaches, perspectives, students, sustainable living
In the third issue of the PEOPLE newsletter, we bring you diverse perspectives on people-centred innovation and development of products and services in the energy efficiency and sustainable living industries. Why is the role of social scientists crucial for the development of people- and environment-friendly products and services? What do anthrop...